WATCH: Innovations in Desalination

February 17, 2023 | , ,  

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What is the potential role for desalination in California’s water portfolio? Watch this CCST Expert Briefing, held during CCST S&T Week 2023, for a discussion on innovations in desalination research and opportunities to resolve challenges related to energy intensity and brine disposal.

Featuring experts from the UCLA, Cal Poly Pomona, UC Irvine, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley.


Dr. Eric Hoek
Professor & Faculty Director, UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge

Expert Panelists:

Dr. Reza Baghaei Lakeh
Cal Poly Pomona 
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Sunny Jiang
UC Irvine
Professor & Associate Director, Water & Energy Nexus Center

Dr. Meagan Mauter
Associate Professor & Research Director, National Alliance for Water Innovation

Dr. David Sedlak
UC Berkeley
Professor & Co-Director, Berkeley Water Center


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